Float just got a nice little endorsement from Daniel at swombat.com as part of a discussion about the importance of design in new products. Here’s what he said (please excuse the language):
Then I tried Float. Float looks kinda cute, but nowhere near as slick as Pulse. But it works. It pulls all the relevant data directly out of my FreeAgent account (link includes my referral id!) and so it requires almost no shit work. It doesn’t look great, very beta, but I’ll be paying for that one as soon as my trial expires – probably via the “founders’ lifetime membership”.
I wanted to pick up on Daniel’s idea of, ahem, “sh*t work” – as it’s something we think about a lot.
Maintaining cash flow spreadsheets involves lots and lots of mundane, repetitive work. Read this number from this piece of paper, type into this cell, add these cells up, realise you made a mistake, start again…This is the kind of boring work we have computers for! Cash flow statements are only interesting and useful once you can start thinking about what the numbers actually mean. What happens if December sales are half what I expect them to be? What if this invoice doesn’t get paid?
This is why we are building Float. By automating as much of the “sh*t work” as possible, your cash flow stays up to date, and stays useful, with very little work. And with major improvements coming out shortly, including automatically categorising and budgeting most of your cash flow, the upcoming release is going to be even better.
And thanks to @RalphAshby it’s starting to look a lot better too: